Online applications available for thermostat
Ecobee now offers iPhone and iTouch applications for its “smart” thermostat.
The free, downloadable program allows users to remotely adjust temperature, change settings or schedule a vacation shutdown through their iPhone or iTouch from Apple.
When running the application, the screen of either device becomes a clone of the Ecobee home thermostat’s interface.
"We view the iPhone and iPod touch app for our Ecobee 'smart' thermostat as yet another step down the path of 'green made easy,' " said Ecobee founder and CEO Stuart Lombard. "This technology makes it even easier for our customers to conserve energy without sacrificing comfort. We'd like to thank our loyal Ecobee users who are constantly providing feedback and encouragement. Their active participation helps us create and introduce innovations that continue to revolutionize climate control solutions for the residential market."
The applications are available online at the iTunes Store, company officials said.